Idea Exchange: How to make a turtle "open wide" Apr 01, 2012 By dvm360.com staff VETERINARY MEDICINE We save the plastic nail cleaners found in surgical scrub brush packages and use them to help open turtles' and tortoises' mouths when we need to medicate or tube-feed them. Dr. Michelle Ravich Mount Kisco, N.Y. Related linksRead more Idea Exchange tipsIdea Exchange: How to make a tourniquet for exotic patientsIdea Exchange: How we anesthetize pot-bellied pigs Hot topics on dvm3605 ways to wow pet owners (and pets) 10 steps to take when a practice owner dies dvm360 sits down with Dr. Pol Ack! How do you spell that again? "Best. Veterinary Practice. EVER."